Fairport's Cropredy Convention 2016

around the festival site

Thursday 11th to Saturday 13th August 2016
various venues, Cropredy, Banbury, Oxfordshire, OX17 1PJ, England MAP
£130, plus camping
Daily capacity: 20,000
Last updated: Tue 2nd Aug 2016

An annual well attended festival of folk and rock music held on the edge of the village of Cropredy, and run by Fairport Convention.

This year's 36th anniversary of the festival will take place from Thursday 11th to Saturday 13th August 2016.


Hosts Fairport Convention will make two appearances opening the festival and closing the show as is traditional, Madness top the bill on the opening night, and Bootleg Beatles headline the Friday night. The other acts completing the line-up are The Demon Barbers, Gryphon, Ralph McTell, Sound of the Sirens, Steeleye Span, Hayseed Dixie, Babylon Circus, CoCo and the Butterfields, Katriona Gilmore & Jamie Roberts, Maia, Headspace, Lifesigns, Wille and The Bandits, regular Richard Digance, and Dave Pegg & Anthony John Clarke, with Anthony also compering on all three days.

The music starts at 4pm on Thursday. Cropredy will also present a set by the winner of the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award on Friday.

For the line-up details, and day splits, as available please click here.


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A three-day (Thurs, Fri, Sat) ticket is priced at £130, a 2 day ticket is priced at £120, and a day ticket for Saturday is £80. Tickets may well sell out and organisers cannot guarantee tickets on the gate this year.

Children under 12 years old are admitted free provided they have a free ticket and are accompanied by an adult ticket holder.

Three-day camping costs £45 per vehicle. Motorcyclists, cyclists and pedestrians camp free of charge.

Camping is charged per vehicle (up to five occupants). For convenience and security, tents are erected next to the camping party's vehicle.


The festival runs from 4pm - 11pm Thursday, Noon - midnight Friday and Saturday. Camp sites open 9am Thursday.

It's a very friendly festival with great ales, no sell-out out to rampant commercialism, and no huge ticket prices.

Getting there

There is a regular service to and from the festival from both the bus and train stations.


Unlike many other festivals, here you can park your vehicle next to your tent. You MUST have a concert ticket for the day you arrive to camp or caravan. Space on the campsites is for concert goers only. If you wish to camp with friends or family you must meet up somewhere off-site and arrive together as spaces cannot be saved.

There is also a new camping field this year - Field 8 is a 3.6 hectare field on the way to Fields 7a - 7d on School Lane bordered by trees and  hedges.

Please note Chinese Lanterns are banned at Cropredy.

Click HERE for information about all aspects of Fairport's Cropredy Convention.

There'll be more information when available.

around the festival site (crowds)

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